The Isle of Iona

The Isle of Iona is tiny in size but huge in terms of special charm, wildlife, beauty, global influence and fascinating history.

Known as the “cradle of Christianity”, Iona has an atmosphere of peace and tranquillity, enhanced by shell-sand beaches and fringed with intense blue-green seas. Accessed by a short ferry journey from the Ross of Mull, your first stop might be a visit to the Abbey. But Iona has many other exceptional qualities waiting for you to experience; an unspoiled natural environment where rare wildlife thrives.

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Iona Cottage

Iona Cottage is centrally located, with breathtaking views over the Sound of Iona. It is a cosy haven on a magical island.
Isle of Iona | Apartments

Iona Craft Shop

A rare outpost for quality craft and design, specialising in knitwear and home of Iona Wool.
Isle of Iona | Arts & Crafts

Iona Heritage Centre

Just the place to discover more about the history and culture of Iona, or to explore the geology, flora and fauna of this Island.
Isle of Iona | Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

St Columba Hotel Restaurant

Enjoy freshly prepared, locally sourced food while taking in breathtaking panoramic views across the Sound of Iona. Open daily to non-residents.
Isle of Iona | Restaurants

Argyll Hotel Restaurant

Open to non residents all day from 10am for morning coffee and homebaking. Hand crafted simple lunches and a delicious a la carte dinner menu.
Isle of Iona | Restaurants

St Columba Hotel

Offering stunning views over the Sound of Iona, we offer comfortable en-suite rooms and relaxing lounges. Our restaurant serves local meats and organic garden produce.
Isle of Iona | Hotels

North End Beach Walk

Walking to the North End of Iona is worth the visit, experience the expansive views, white sands and aquamarine waters that inspired the Scottish Colourists.
Isle of Iona | Walks

White Strand of the Monks & North End Beaches

Iona’s northern beaches inspired the Scottish Colourists with their pure white sands, aquamarine seas and stunning vistas of Mull, the Treshnish Isles and beyond.
Isle of Iona | Beaches

St Ronan’s & Martyrs’ Bay

The most accessible beaches on Iona for those with children or a short time to visit. Close to amenities but with great views.
Isle of Iona | Beaches

The Nunnery

The perfect place to while away an hour or so within the walls of the often sunny, sheltered and peaceful cloister.
Isle of Iona | Historic

Explore the areas surrounding the Isle of Iona like a local.

Created hand in hand with our local community, our guides offer great inspiration for discovering the best of what Mull & Iona has to offer.